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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Katie Taylor’s Date With Destiny

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The fighting pride of Ireland returns to the ring on Saturday as the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Katie Taylor, attempts to become a two-weight world champion.

The Bray pugilist will attempt to further cement her legacy as Ireland’s greatest ever boxer with a win over Christina Linardatou in Manchester.

It marks the first fight for Taylor since defeating Delphine Persoon in June at Madison Square Garden, a fight that saw her crowned as the undisputed queen of the lightweight division.

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Here is all you need to know ahead of the big fight.

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What Time Is The Fight?

Ring walks for Katie Taylor and Christina Linardatou are expected to take place at around 9.30 pm.

Where Is The Fight Taking Place?

Taylor will fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, November, 2.

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How To Watch Taylor versus Linardatou?

The bout will be televised live on Sky Sports. Coverage is set to begin at 7.00 pm on Sky Sports Action and 8.30 pm on  Sky Sports Main Event.

Who Is Christina Linardatou?

Linardatou is 31 years old and hails from Greece. She currently holds a professional record of 12-1 with her solitary defeat coming against Delfine Persoon in June 2016.

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What Is Up For Grabs?

Taylor has already cemented her legacy as undisputed lightweight champion when capturing the IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC belts. She’ll now go in search of becoming a two-weight world champion with the WBO super lightweight title up for grabs.

Any Other Notable Fights?

Taylor versus Linardatou is the main event of the night and expected to get underway after 10.30 pm. The card also features hometown hero Anthony Crolla who is expected to retire following the fight. The 32-year-old will face Spain’s Frank Urquiaga for the WBA continental lightweight title.

Martin Bakole faces Rodney Hernandez in a heavyweight fight while Felix Cash and Jack Cullen square off for the commonwealth middleweight championship. Qais Ashfaq takes on Joe Ham for the vacant WBA continental super bantamweight championship.

Author: Michael Corry

Sports Journalist born in Armagh, based in Dublin. Interested in feature writing and listening to unique, engaging stories. Up for the craic too. Email: michael@punditarena.com Twitter: @MickCorryPA Instagram: @Corry_10

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